Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Progress Florida - page 3

Progress Florida poll: Climate change top issue for Floridians

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Climate Change. Climate Change. Climate Change. Climate Change. Climate Change. Climate Change. Climate Change. Climate Change. Climate Change. Climate Change. Climate Change. Climate Change. Climate Change. Climate Change. Climate Change. Climate Change. That should sufficiently annoy Gov. Rick Scott, who is accused of directing state employees in various departments, particularly the Florida Department of Environmental Protection,  not to use the term “climate change.” The group Progress Florida has requested a trove of emails between Scott and the FDEP related to…

Keep Reading

Climate activists to present records request, petitions to Gov. Scott

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Climate change activists say they will submit a public records request and petition to Gov. Rick Scott on Friday following reports that state workers were told not to discuss climate change. The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting earlier this month reported that there was an unwritten policy at Florida Department of Environmental Protection banning workers from discussing climate change and global warming. Scott and a Florida Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman denied there was such a policy. On Friday, Florida State University…

Keep Reading

Associated Industries of FL working group to discuss onshore oil and gas production

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Associated Industries of Florida announced Wednesday it’s forming a “Florida Mineral Rights Working Group” to focus on oil and gas production — with no mention of the even more controversial idea of offshore drilling. The announcement comes as legislation (SB 166/HB 169) has been filed to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which is a process of using sand, water and chemicals to produce oil and gas. The filing of the bills follows a public uproar in Southwest Florida after the…

Keep Reading

2015 Awake the State rallies take on a quieter tone

in Top Headlines by

Progressive activists across the state are calling on the Florida Legislature to take up five key issues voted on by supporters of the group Progress Florida. During a rally at Spa Beach near the downtown St. Pete Pier, about 20 members of the community announced their agenda that includes raising the minimum wage, expanding health care and Medicaid, ensuring access to clean water and energy and reforming campaign finance laws. “We want to put the progressive agenda in the forefront,” said…

Keep Reading

Progressives to rally statewide Tuesday for alternative legislative agenda

in Top Headlines by

As the legislative session kicks off Tuesday, a progressive group is coming together in communities across the state to put forth a more progressive agenda than what has been seen in the overwhelmingly conservative Legislature. The group Progress Florida is organizing statewide rallies called “Awake the State” for the fifth year in a row as the 2015 session gets underway. The group will unveil its list of five legislative priorities during a noon-time rally at the state Capitol in Tallahassee…

Keep Reading

Previewing the Legislative Session with Progress Florida’s Damien Flier

in Top Headlines by

With a super-majority in the House and a strong majority in the senate, Florida Republicans stand a pretty good chance of getting their way during this year’s Legislative Session. But that doesn’t mean progressive Democrats aren’t still riled up with messages for lawmakers. The group Progress Florida came together in Governor Rick Scott’s first term in office to fight an onslaught of Tea Party ideals including drastic cuts to public education and efforts to seemingly silence minority voters at the…

Keep Reading

New poll: 71% of Florida voters want vote on banning oil drilling

in Statewide by

On the eve of a special legislative session on oil drilling, a new poll shows Floridians overwhelmingly support being given a chance to vote on allowing oil drilling in state waters. A statewide poll of 1,143 registered voters conducted July 15-17 shows that not only do a majority Floridians oppose oil drilling in state waters, but also that 71% support being given a chance to vote on the issue. The new poll also shows that Floridians want their state legislators…

Keep Reading

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top